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Maquiladora

A factory in Mexico established by a U.S. company to make finished products and ship them to the United States. Maquiladoras are close to the U.S. border with Mexico. They are controversial in the United States because they are thought to take away jobs from Americans who otherwise would have manufactured the products. They are also controversial in Mexico because they are thought to exploit Mexican workers. NAFTA made maquiladoras more cost effective. In the mid-2000s, maquiladoras accounted for more than half of U.S.-Mexican trade. A maquiladora is also called a maquila.
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Mexico border chemical plant offers us a more in-depth view on environmental injustice related to the maquiladora industry.
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While it will continue to have the advantage of proximity to the United States, which will ensure the success of a number of manufacturing companies, the maquiladora industry will have difficulty regaining the strength and prosperity it enjoyed in the late 1990s.
NAO accepted and reviewed a submission which asserted that widespread pregnancy discrimination occurred within the maquiladora industry.
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